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Jamie Bartlett
Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, London

Jamie Bartlett is director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos in London, and the author of numerous pamphlets and reports on internet cultures and online privacy. His latest book is Radicals Chasing Utopia (2017).

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Essay/Cities

Return of the city-state

Nation-states came late to history, and there’s plenty of evidence to suggest they won’t make it to the end of the century

Jamie Bartlett

Essay/Data & Information

Cover of darkness

The cypherpunks are winning the crypto-war against government spies. What will happen when everyone is anonymous?

Jamie Bartlett

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